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Safeguarding Statement 

Ryhope Early Days Nursery is an organisation that is responsible for providing childcare for children and clearly understands its responsibility for safeguarding.


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Stacey Maskell, any safeguarding concerns should be brought to her. Lynda Williams is our Deputy Manager and is our Deputy Designated Person for Safeguarding. Lynda is also our SENDCo for children with additional needs.

Ryhope Early Days Nursery is committed to safeguarding children and will work cooperatively with other agencies to ensure that any risk to children we work with is acknowledged and responded to professionally and without delay.


Ryhope Early Days Nursery has policies in place which inform the organisation, and individuals within it, how to respond in situations where abuse is suspected and how to work together to promote the welfare of children. This includes ensuring that children and families have prompt access to universal, targeted and specialist services as necessary.


Our staff and volunteers are aware through regular training, supervision and informal support of their own duty, and the duty of other statutory and voluntary agencies, to safeguard children and promote effective inter-agency working. This is informed by the Guide to Inter-agency Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children, "Working Together'', in accordance with the Children Act 2004 and the Children Act 1989.


Ryhope Early Days Nursery will continue to work to national and local safeguarding policy including Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership's procedures and protocols and will keep up to date with future changes in safeguarding policy. If you want to know more about Sunderland SSCP please go to


Our Safeguarding Policy along with all our other policies and procedures are available to view at any time, just ask in the nursery office.

For More Information:

More information on our policies is available by downloading the PDF documents below.

Safeguarding Policy

Special Educational Needs

Positive Behaviour Policy 

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